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How Tech Titans Know To Pull The Plug On Projects

pullplug Not every new idea is destined to be great. Sometimes even the most promising concepts end up in the scrap pile. You probably never heard about Google Here, but the project was so big that Alphabet CEO Larry Page himself made the final decision to abandon it. Aimed at smartphone users, Here would have allowed companies to interact with users by location. For instance, someone in a Gap… Read More

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Source: IT news

How Education Will Be Smarter, Less Intrusive, And Able To Respond To How You Feel

child Head with symbol Impatience characterizes the technology sector’s approach to education. Disruption is taking place in all other sectors of society — so, why not education? I know too well, whether at Pearson or in the classroom, the challenges and frustration of developing and using digital tools that improve outcomes for students. But I’m optimistic. We are on the verge of a tide of… Read More

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Source: IT news

Legal Streaming: Build Your Audience Without Getting GG’ed

streaming-games Tens of thousands of broadcasters, game developers, and fans converged on San Francisco’s Moscone Center during TwitchCon 2015 — Twitch’s inaugural celebration for the videogame streaming community. Since its launch in 2007, Twitch has grown into the world’s most popular streaming platform for video game and electronic sports Internet streaming, ranking fourth overall… Read More

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Source: IT news

Here’s What Cards Against Humanity Is Doing With The $71,145 They Made On Black Friday

Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 1.16.00 PM While a lot of the US was out and about shopping for themselves or others for the holidays, Cards Against Humanity ran their own Black Friday campaign, asking for $5 and in return the buyer would get nothing. Nada. Zip. And the buyers (all 11,248 of them) LIKED it. Today, the team shared that they’d made a grand total of $71,145 in one day and let us in on what they would be buying… Read More

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UberChopper Brings Desperately Needed Excess To Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

CUkcLkcUwAA0tUJ.jpg-large Today, as you nurse your wounds from Black Friday stampedes outside your local mall, or sit in traffic as you make your lengthy travel back home from the holidays, here’s a reminder that life doesn’t have to be so hard. Forget UberBLACK. This weekend, the who’s who of absurdly wealthy people chilling in Dubai who aren’t skiing indoors or BASE jumping off of the… Read More

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Source: IT news